Thoughts on Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)?

I want to hear your thoughts about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Please leave your opinions in the comment box beneath this post.

Almost everyone is talking about it, making SOPA one of the top trending topics and creating an online rippling effect. I have come across a multitude of articles covering the internet censorship bill and think it’s an interesting subject to converse about. Please feel free to leave a comment with your feelings on the topic.

Big name companies and brands such as Nike, Sony, Walt Disney Company, and the NBA are in support of the act. Rupert Murdock, CEO of News Corp. has been using Twitter to show both his support for the bill and his opinion of some companies, such as Google, who oppose it.

On the opposition, some of the biggest websites and companies, such as Google, Wikipedia, and Reddit are protesting the bill with creative campaigns and participating in the SOPA blackout.

Here are some protest and SOPA blackout examples I found:

Google put a censor over its logo.

Google participating in SOPA blackout

 

 

Wikipedia isn’t inaccessible.  The message on the homepage reads:

“For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.”

Wikipedia protesting SOPA in SOPA Blackout

 

 

Reddit shut down entirely.

Reddit Protesting Stop Online Piracy Act through SOPA blackout

I want to know what you think.

Do you agree with and support SOPA? Do you disagree and oppose SOPA? What do you think about all the buzz around it?

Please leave your comments and opinions in the comment box below.

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